Our Alumni: 1996-1997

David Bartsch, MD, is an internist specializing in hematology/oncology in Rapid City, SD. He graduated from Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine in 1969 and completed residencies at the University of Minnesota at Fairview and the VA Medical Center. He is affiliated with Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Lynne Brady Wagner, MA, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist. She is the Director of the Stroke Rehabilitation Program and Chair of the Ethics Advisory Committee at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. She serves as an instructor and teaches Healthcare Ethics at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Health Professions, and is associated with Harvard Medical School's Center for Bioethics. Lynne is the ethics column editor for the journal, Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. Lynne has numerous publications in peer reviewed journals and has lectured nationally on the topic of ethics and disability.

David Casarett, MD, MA is Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, where he is the Director of Hospice and Palliative Care.

Frona Daskal, JD, was the Ethics Program Coordinator for Oak Forest Hospital of Cook County, and a faculty member of The MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago. She currently works with the Sinai Community Institute on Chicago’s West Side to provide programs for socially and economically disadvantaged preschool children and their families.

Brock Eide, MD, MA, is an authority on dyslexia and learning differences. He and his wife Fernette together wrote The Dyslexic Advantage and The Mislabeled Child. They also co-founded the nonprofit organization Dyslexic Advantage. He is a graduate of the University of Washington Medical School, and has served as a consultant to the President's Council of Bioethics and as a visiting lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Education.

Michelle Grant-Ervin, MD, MPHE, is a specialist in hospice and palliative medicine and director of a hospice in the Washington, DC area. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member and Emergency Medicine Attending Physician at the Georgetown University Hospital / Washington Hospital Center. She received her medical degree at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and completed a residency at John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

Father James Foster, CSC, MD, is Assistant Dean of the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN. Fr. Foster directs the Center for Health Sciences Advising and serves as chair of the preprofessional studies program. He earned his MD in 1981 from the University of Illinois Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine, and completed training in internal medicine and infectious diseases at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine. He entered the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1989 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1995.

Bryan Magwood, MD, FRCPC, is a pediatrician with specialized training in Intensive Care Medicine and Clinical Ethics.  Dr. Magwood is an Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba where he also directs the Medical Humanities Program.

Margaret Moon, MD, MPH, is Assistant Professor of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is on the faculty of the Berman Institute of Bioethics, where she is the Freeman Family Scholar in Clinical Ethics. Dr. Moon is a member of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Ethics Committee and serves as an ethics representative to the IRBs of Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Hopkins All Childrens’ Hospital. She has been a member of the Bioethics Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics since 2011. Dr. Moons’ academic interests include ethics curriculum development and evaluation.

James Cameron Muir, MD, is an internist specializing in hospice and palliative medicine in Falls Church, VA, as part of Capital Palliative Care Consultants LLC. He received his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and fellowships at both the University of Chicago (internal medicine) and Northwestern (medical oncology).

Gail F. Poole, LLB, MA, is a lawyer, a speech pathologist, and a bioethicist. She completed her Bachelor of Law at the University of Manitoba and her Master of Arts in Speech Pathology & Audiology at Michigan State University.